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James Barton 1937 Playbill "Tobacco Road" Signed Autograph

Barton, James  1937 Playbill Tobacco Road Signed Autograph
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Barton, James 1937 Playbill "Tobacco Road" Signed Autograph
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Barton, James  1937 Playbill Tobacco Road Signed AutographBarton, James  1937 Playbill Tobacco Road Signed AutographBarton, James  1937 Playbill Tobacco Road Signed AutographBarton, James  1937 Playbill Tobacco Road Signed Autograph
Playbill for the Forrest Theatre-1937-"Tobacco Road"-7" X 9"-16 pages-theatre program. This vintage Playbill features the 1937 production of "Tobacco Road" starring James Barton.James Barton (November 1, 1890 February 19, 1962) was an American vaudevillian and a character actor in films and television.Born into a theatrical family in Gloucester City, New Jersey, Barton began performing in minstrel shows and burlesque houses throughout the country in 1898. His years of experience working with African American performers led to his becoming one of the first jazz dancers in America. After working with repertory companies in the South and Midwest, he made his Broadway debut in the musical revue The Passing Show of 1919 in a role originally intended for Ed Wynn. He frequently was the highlight in mediocre productions, and a critic for the Daily News noted, "Whenever the book failed him, he shuffled into one or more of his eccentric dances." Additional theatre credits include Sweet and Low, Tobacco Road, The Iceman Cometh, and Paint Your Wagon.Barton's film career began in the silent era. His screen credits include The Time of Your Life, Here Comes the Groom, and The Misfits. On television he appeared in The Ford Television Theatre, Lux Video Theatre, Studio One, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, Playhouse 90, Kraft Television Theatre, The Rifleman, Adventures in Paradise, and Naked City.The Playbill has been autographed on the front cover by James Barton with a fountain pen in black............BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.........